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UPDF Major Dies After Visiting Sauna

Major Alex Tinka
Major Alex Tinka dies on Monday

Major attached to Military Police mysteriously died after collapsing on Monday at a sauna in the Kampala suburb of Mutungo .

Maj. Alex Tinka who hails from Mbarara, according to eyewitnesses at Canopy Sauna, arrived at the relaxation center looking well and talking to friends but when he entered inside, he dropped on the floor.

“He fell on the ground in seconds and we realized he wasn’t breathing. Maj. Alex had gone to the Lord,” one of the eyewitnesses said.

When contacted on phone on Tuesday, UPDF and Ministry of Defence and Veterinary Affairs Spokesman, Brig. Richard Karemire confirmed the development and termed it as unfortunate. He revealed however that the soldier was rushed to hospital, where he breathed his last.

“It’s unfortunate that yesterday we lost a major. He died from Nakasero Hospital,” Brig. Karemire said.

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